Date   : 06/01/2009    Duedate: 06/13/2009


DM-2    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors


(2-5486) [27-20-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

(2-5486) [27-20-1,114]         (2-5565) [8-1-1,88]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GALLORDIN                      LOMBATTA
(2-5486) [27-20-1,114]         (2-3970) [1-1-0,14]



Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEADLY DANCERS (424)        34
2. STEEL ARMS (658)            32      THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
3. PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)   31      Unchartered Team
4. MASTERS OF SAND (636)        0

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PEANUT BUTTER FUDG (657)  31  14  1 68.9   1/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)     9  6 0
 2/ 0*STEEL ARMS (658)          16  13  2 55.2   2/ 2*PEANUT BUTTER FUDG (657)  8  7 0
 3/ 2 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)    686 772 22 47.1   3/ 0*STEEL ARMS (658)          4  0 1
 4/ 0 DEADLY DANCERS (424)      16  19  1 45.7   4/ 0 DEADLY DANCERS (424)      2  1 0
 5- 3 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     33  43  0 43.4   5- 3 MASTERS OF SAND (636)     0  6 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 624): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 506): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 628): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 614): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 613): WHITMAN of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 585): THE AZURE NYMPH of HOUSE OF RATS (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 577): TORCHILIGHT KID of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 561): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 512): PHAEDRA of AMAZON ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): FYRE SWORD of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 624): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 506): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 628): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 614): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 585): GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 577): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 561): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 512): AMAZON ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): FEARSOME LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 623): POOP DECK GUY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 624): HATTIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 612): LAGERKVIST of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 234): KIRRALA of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 461): ANGRY DECKHAND of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Bubba Bender, it is my pleasure and a considerable relief to encounter a
genuine, managed gladiator in the contest for the title.  Conisdering the differences
we brought to that match, you acquitted yourself well.  I salute you.


                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  NIANIA needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for 
TWO-STEP?  DEADLY DANCERS' proud of her after beating GOLDINA and getting 18 points.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  GOLDINA got smashed by TWO-STEP, and lost 15 points! 
Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think GALLORDIN should let BUBBA 
BENDER be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  Like, is 
KESTRATLAK popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of NIANIA!  He's got 
a 22-13-0, is that good?  I'm not so sure BRANDY PINKERTON knew all the facts when 
she challenged KESTRATLAK of THE GOLDEN FISH.  I saw BRANDY PINKERTON stumbling and 
dribbling at Jim's Tap Room last week...  Like, was that some fighting on BRANDY 
PINKERTON's part, or what?  And she got 30 points out of it!  (besides getting in my 
report)  Poor KESTRATLAK.  Ooh!  Did HAUS HEUS really know what he was doing when he 
challenged GULBY?  A 5-4-0 speaks volumes.  (Zontoni said that.  I don't know what it 
means.) GULBY defeated HAUS HEUS, and was I surprised (right!).  But its a good thing 
GULBY could stop laughing long enough to give HAUS HEUS a good pounding.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All NIANIA ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  NIANIA is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLORDIN 5486               27  20  1   114       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GROND 5540                   16  11  0    89       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 BRANDY PINKERTON 5565         8   1  1    88       PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)
 KESTRATLAK 5511              22  13  0    79       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 BUBBA BENDER 5566             6   3  0    73       PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)
 EIO YUE 5568                  6   3  0    71       PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)
 GULBY 5558                   12   6  1    68       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO-STEP 3426                 4   4  1    53       DEADLY DANCERS (424)
 LAW 5574                      7   1  0    40       STEEL ARMS (658)
 HAUS HEUS 5567                5   4  0    36       PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)
 LILLY PEPPER 5564             6   3  0    35       PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDINA 5563                  7   5  0    29       THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
 GLOCK 5571                    4   4  1    25       STEEL ARMS (658)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUGER 5576                    2   4  0    22       STEEL ARMS (658)
 DISCO DAN 3938                3   1  0    20       DEADLY DANCERS (424)
 BARETTA 5573                  3   2  1    18       STEEL ARMS (658)
 LOMBATTA 3970                 1   1  0    14       DEADLY DANCERS (424)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      BARETTA 5573          507  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

These personals appear to be late, but they did finally make it to someone prepared
to attempt them, so--

Beggar Resero -- *shudder*  That was so ewww... -- Brandy

Goldina -- THAT was for the bad hair statement.  I DO NOT have a beehive.  My hair is
just below my ears, thank you.  No doubt your idea of a haircut involves a

Goldina -- Surely you're just jealous of Brandy.  She's quite lovely at times.  Well,
when she's not all wound up.  We have to hear it for weeks. -- Eio

All -- Geeze, does anybody like peanut butter or fudge?  I sure hope the crowd does.
-- P.B.F.

     Separately, yes.  Not together.

Gulby -- Ow.  What else can I say? -- Heus

Kestratlak -- With all of that experience, I didn't expect to win.  I was hopeful,
but no, no expectations.  It seems I have a lot to learn.  I'm a stupbborn type,
though.  Ask Gulby. -- Bender

Positive Alternative -- We lost Wide Word but have gained you.  May your victories be
many. -- Gavin of P.B.F.

Kestralak -- Insane?  *grin*  And I thought everyone else was crazy.  To be honest, I
was slightly apprehensive when my manager, Gavin, explained the strategy.  But, he's
done a good job.  Thus so I trust him. -- Beader

Goldina -- Thank you for the compliment.  I'll have you know, however, the only
secret I learned from you is how to take a loss, sweety.  I didn't like the feeling.
I don't expect to lose, but I'm sure eventually it may happen again.  I can't be
perfect at everything. -- Brandy

Gulby -- Yes, the burying thing... sand in the most uncomfortable spots.... -- Heus

Jorja -- Let the DA mobilies have their fun.  I assume Zalgor may have had
insurrection problems in the past and is trying to make a statement, or perhaps he's
getting ready for the next Halloween Fest.  Anyways, it's terribly entertaining. --

Gallordin -- Forty-five fights and you're still here?  Isn't there a "no loitering"
rule?  Maybe you fall under the "no littering" rule instead.  Sometimes the
difference is hard to tell.  You, however, are Duelmaster now, but we are coming for
you fast. -- Bender

     The anti-sandbagger rule sometimes--not always, and I do not know what makes the
     difference--doesn't kick in until fifty fights. -- the Scribe

Goldina -- Sweet cider, deal.  Maybe even a Koolaid pop or two.  I have no idea how
no idea how Gavin makes them, but I'm sure he'd share if I bothered to ask.  Then a
movie (anything but Titanic) and maybe a walk in the middle of the night down to the
lake.  Hmm? -- Heus

Red Barkol, Dangerous Freebooter -- Fine, keep them.  I didn't miss you at all, not
one timy bit.  Never.  So don't bother writing one, even a tiny little note.  Not
even an apology, because it's not like I'd read it.  Well, I might, but I wouldn't
care.  You're such a jerk....  *sniffle* -- Lilly

Well, I'm respectful as hell of the Veteran Mercenary, you understand, but no way was
I going to throw the fight to him.  He must be at last sixty, and he hasn't worn
well.  He didn't DESERVE to win that. -- Grond

Eio Yue -- I did just wonder, in passing, you know, whether your first name that you
don't use might happen to be Aey?  And maybe you're from Sometimes Wye? -- Kestratlak

Haus Heus -- Have you considered getting off the mark faster?  Maybe running ten-ten,
or using decise in the first minute?  Not that I want to lose, but that was pathetic,
as I'm sure you agree. -- Gulby
P.S.  Obviously, once I struck you that mighty blow, you had lost the fight.  But if
you could get in the first blow, you might equally well do it to me.

Lilly Pepper -- I've been thinking.  I mean, there you are, Harkeny, and I've heard
most of them are redheads, just like peppers.  Check.  Are there red lilies?  Well,
maybe.  We've got orange ones, anyway.  But we call 'em "ditch lilies" because they
grow in the roadside ditches, wild, you know, and somehow I don't think it would be
at all courteous to call you a Ditch Lily.  Maybe... hmm, a Tiger Lily? -- Goldina
P.S.  I'm not going to fuss about that double ell, spelling is all nonsense anyway.
Well, up to a good far point, at least where names are concerned.

5 May 09
The Battle Royal V is upon us!  Come join one of the original contests that has had
some of the games best managers involved in the past.  DM 18, Talcama, some consider
it to be the crown jewel of the Delarq cities is where this contest will take place.

The Battle Royal is intended to be a play as you want, play what you want Delarquan
style contest with very few rules.  While I'd love to say, "NO AVOIDING" is the only
rule (and that wouldn't be too far off), I must spell out situations that can and
have occurred and require additional clarification.

The advantages of this format:
1) Simple.
2) No penalty for DAs.
3) No restrictions on warriors entered into the contest (baggers, TC mods, etc all
4) No penalty for not fighting. 
5) It isn't a race where 21 wit and favorite learn determine the victor.
6) Losing a warrior (or even your whole team) doesn't eliminate you from contention.
7) It is possible to overcome almost any deficit.  And this has been proven, with
   managers making huge point swings in short periods of time!
8) It is a contest designed to show manager skill rather than warrior ability.

There are a few disadvantages:
1) There is no set end.  It is possible for this contest to go on indefinitely.  In
   practice, this format has worked very nicely in the past and I expect it will
   continue to work well. 
2) You cannot avoid (But that is part of the fun and the head to head nature of this
   contest requires this rule.)
3) It encourages bloodshed.
4) Baggers and experienced warriors have an advantage over new warriors.

Battle Royal Rules:

- Any team in Talcama is eligible to participate.  There are no restrictions on
warriors (baggers, TC prize modified, etc).  However, any warrior that fights for
your team is considered in the BR.

- Teams may not avoid any other team within the contest.  (Note that you may avoid
teams outside the contest but you do so at your own risk.)  Avoiding a team on the
turn they enter the Battle Royal is not considered against the rules (since you
couldn't know the team wasn't part of the BR).  The suggestion is not to avoid at
all.  Assur (the contest moderator) gets an avoid report every turn and will catch
people avoiding!

- Managers may only enter a single team in the contest.

- Any manager with more than one team in Talcama may not challenge any other contest
warrior with their non contest team(s).  The intention is that no advantage can be
gained by having multiple teams in the arena.

****Failure to comply with the above rules***
1st offense: Disqualification from the prize, but you may still participate.
2nd offense: Warning.
3rd offense: Removal from Battle Royal.

- If a manager decides to switch teams, his score will start back at 0.  This is to
prevent a manager from sweeping the contest with several teams of sandbaggers.  Can a
manager use this clause to go from a negative score to zero?  Yes.  I realize this is
sort of cheating, but I'd rather have a manager start over with a new team than drop
out of the contest.  Even so, they have to start at 0 and must gain 25 points.

- If your warrior loses a contest fight because of an input error and this error is
verified by RSI, you will have a point added to your score.  The head to head records
will remain the same and any points gained by another manager will remain on that
manager's record.

- As soon as you are announced in the newsletter, you are officially entered into the
Battle Royal.  Scoring begins on that turn!  You are expected to follow the rules
that turn and every turn following.  Your team may enter any time they wish during
the course of the Battle Royal.

- If you are exiting the Battle Royal, you are not removed until the turn after your
intention is published.  You are asked to follow the rules for that turn (either
through not avoiding or not running your warriors).

- Scoring begins the turn your team declares participation.
- Scoring continues through the turn your team withdraws.
- Score is calculated by: Wins+Kills-Lossses.
- Only fights with other B.R. participannts count towards your score, but they count
  whether they are challenges or random match-ups.
- First Manager to 25 points wins!
- In event of tie, B.R. continues until one team that has reached 25 points is ahead
  of all other participants.

- The attempt has been made to make these rules as complete and bulletproof as
possible, but Tripwire will resolve any disputes as fairly as he is capable.

For the Winner:

6 Months Free Play in Talcama for the winning team (doesn't include tourneys)!

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18)!

One Limited Damage Bump Potion (one time use, up to max for stats, used on DM 18

One Minor Stat Switch Prize (up to 2 points can be moved from one stat to another
stat on a new rollup in DM 18, before adding 14 points.  This prize can be used up to
3 months from the contest end.  Both points must be used in the same place (can't
take one from a speed and one from deftness and add one to wit and will)).

One Favorites Knowledge Potion (to be used on a 5+ FE warrior in DM 18).

Rename One Dark Arena Creature in DM 18, which will be renamed for 6 Months or until
the Ladies decide to return it to the previous name.

All potions renaming prizes must be used within 2 turns of the end of the contest.

Endurance Award (available to all participants):

One +1 Bonus Potion (up to max for warrior, to be used on a warrior in DM 18).

To qualify for the Endurance Award you must participate in 90% of the total fights
possible over the course of the BR.  If you don't have time to make it into the BR by
the first turn, there will be a two turn window before the counter will start for new
teams.  The fights do not have to be BR point scoring fights, just 90% of the total
possible participation over the course of the contest!  So, if the contest runs 26
turns, there are 130 fights possible. Your team must have 117 fights during those 26
turns to be eligible.

All prizes/potions subject to RSI's interpretation of how they are used/implemented.
RSI said the faves knowledge must be used on an Inits warrior or higher and set at
5FE or more.


                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EIO YUE was unbelievably bested by GROND in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
BRANDY PINKERTON vanquished KESTRATLAK in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HAUS HEUS was demolished by GULBY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GALLORDIN devastated BUBBA BENDER in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
GOLDINA was devastated by TWO-STEP in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
LAW defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran vs. amateur struggle.
LILLY PEPPER defeated DISCO DAN in a 2 minute melee.
GLOCK won victory over CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
LUGER vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LOMBATTA won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a exciting 3 minute novice's fight.
BARETTA executed MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  16 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 507 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     GALLORDIN 5486             27  20  1  114 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
BASHING ATTACK   GROND 5540                 16  11  0   89 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
WALL OF STEEL    KESTRATLAK 5511            22  13  0   79 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
SLASHING ATTACK  BUBBA BENDER 5566           6   3  0   73 PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)
AIMED BLOW       EIO YUE 5568                6   3  0   71 PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (657)
STRIKING ATTACK  GULBY 5558                 12   6  1   68 THE GOLDEN FISH (147)
LUNGING ATTACK   LAW 5574                    7   1  0   40 STEEL ARMS (658)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GALLORDIN 5486.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LOMBATTA 3970.  The ten other most popular fighters were GALLORDIN 5486, GROND 
5564, GLOCK 5571, GULBY 5558, and BUBBA BENDER 5566.

The least popular fighter this week was DISCO DAN 3938.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOLDINA 5563, HAUS HEUS 5567, BARETTA 5573, LUGER 5576, KESTRATLAK 
5511, BUBBA BENDER 5566, GULBY 5558, GLOCK 5571, LILLY PEPPER 5564, and TWO-STEP